Today: Wednesday, 7 December 2022 year

Lukashenko announced his readiness to build “bridges of friendship” with Poland.

Lukashenko announced his readiness to build “bridges of friendship” with Poland.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the people of Poland on the Independence Day and declared Minsk’s readiness to build “bridges of friendship”, the press service of the head of the Belarusian state reported.

“President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, on behalf of the multinational Belarusian people, congratulated the people of Poland on the Independence Day. The head of state stressed that Belarus is committed to the harmonious development of bilateral ties, demonstrates its readiness to build bridges of friendship, and not border walls with barbed wire,” the press release says.

According to it, in his congratulations, Lukashenka stressed that the geographical proximity of the countries “cannot and should not turn into an instrument of blackmail or a threat.

The President drew attention to the fact that this year Belarus responsibly and consciously established a visa-free regime for Polish citizens, thereby giving good-neighborliness a qualitatively new value.

“Unfortunately, ordinary citizens of your country should pay for the gross mistakes of odious Polish politicians today. The artificially created false images of enemies in the person of Belarus and Russia have led to a deterioration in the living standards of all Europeans, undermined trust in international relations and forced millions of people to suffer,” Lukashenko said.


The head of state expressed hope that the people of Poland would understand this and make the right choice during the political campaign that is to take place (in 2023, elections to the country’s parliament are scheduled in Poland).

“Belarusians who are spiritually and culturally very close to you have never posed a threat,” the Belarusian president pointed out.

Lukashenko expressed hope that the open position of the Belarusians to establish constructive relations with the Poles on the principles of partnership, trust and mutual respect would soon meet with a positive response.